Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba
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January 1, 1962 / Release Date
LP / Format
Verve / Label
Jazz, Samba-Jazz / Genres
Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd / Primary Artists
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The History of the Albums – n° 198

Yet as one of the most important jazzmen of the first half of the 50s, I had never before devoted an episode to the legendary saxophonist Stan Getz. It's almost a shame on my part, especially with such sensational and important albums as "West Coast Jazz" (1955), "Stan Getz Play" (1956) or "For Musicians Only" (1958). Yet, believe me, I have good reasons to have waited. Very active and high profile in his early days, he ... read more


Es un disco importante para entender el boom de la bossa nova de aquellos años pero no creo que sea unos de esos 1000 discos que haya que escuchar antes de morir. Es agradable y se deja escuchar, pero poco mas. Destaco "Samba Dees Days" y "Samba triste".


The more I find out about bossa nova the more I come to appreicate the unique relaxing rythms of the genre, and "Jazz Samba" is by no means an outlier. In fact it seems like this is part of what popularized the genre in the first place (at least to a more broad, international audience), and it's a wonderful example to lead by.

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Added on: December 21, 2016